The First Step in Treating Sports Injury and Pain with Common Acupuncture Point Protocols

How commonly used distal points can be skillfully applied in acupuncture sports medicine

This webinar will help you understand the first step in treating injury and pain. Often these initial treatments use points that are distal to the site of injury. Learn how to refine and skillfully use these numerous protocols of sports acupuncture.

Whitfield Reaves
Whitfield Reaves

Course Overview

In this three hour webinar, Whitfield Reaves will share some of his favorite of sports injury and pain. You probably know many of these points, but creative refining and skillful use of these approaches adds precision and balance to the treatments in the acupuncture sports medicine clinic.


The first step in treating pain often uses points distal to the site of injury. Besides the familiar extraordinary points, there are numerous other possibilities available but often overlooked. The following are the general categories of treatment methodology that Whitfield suggests in his text as well as his webinars. Refining these well-known point patterns, and making them familiar to the practitioner, will often be the difference in successful treatment outcomes.


1. The Jing-well Point

The jing-well point is as distal as you can go! And as the beginning point of the tendino-muscle meridian (jingjin), treatment often starts here.


2. The Shu-stream Point Combination

Paired shu-stream points using the Six Divisions offers a dynamic yet simple protocol with upper/lower and right/left balance points.


3. The Opposite Side

Anatomical mirroring on the opposite side.


4. Treating Upper/Lower

Upper/lower anatomical mirroring.


5. General Point Combinations

Whitfield will cover many of his favorite protocols gathered since first studying in China in 1981.


Learn, understand, and refine these common point protocols and experience successful treatment outcomes.


  • Be able to use the jing-well point in the initial stage of treating an acute injury.

  • To describe the use of opposite side treatment in the initial stage of treating pain.

  • To describe the use of upper/lower treatment in the initial stage of treating pain.

  • To understand how to choose points for the shu-stream point combination.

  • To name three general point combinations used to supplement the treatment of pain.


  • 0 hrs - 45 min

    Choosing the tendino-muscle meridian, and using the jing-well point, in the treatment of injury and pain.

  • 45 min - 1.5 hrs

    Choosing the anatomical mirror, and how to treat the opposite side point, in the treatment of injury and pain.

  • 1.5 hrs - 2 hrs

    Choosing the anatomical mirror with regards to upper/lower treatment, and how to treat the point for injury and pain.

  • 2 hrs - 2.5 hrs

    Using the shu-stream point combination in the treatment of injury and pain.

  • 2.5 hrs - 3 hrs

    The shoulder joint, and the use of four point treatment of local and adjacent points for pain and dysfucntion.


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Whitfield Reaves

In practice for over 40 years, Whitfield Reaves, OMD, L.Ac., specializes in the field of sports medicine. Being in the forefront of the acupuncture sports medicine field, Whitfield's experience includes working with athletes at the 1984 LA Olympic Games at the 1984 LA Olympic Games and countless other sport competitions since. He is an author, he teaches internationally as well.


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  • CEUs:

    Approved By: Florida (3), California [Until 2024/10/01]* (3), NCCAOM (3), Standard Certificate (3)

  • Language: English

  • Course Type: Recorded Webinar

  • Course Length: 3 h

  • Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

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